LocationSan Diego, CA
Willing to teachBeginners
Credentials/BackgroundD C DowDell is a professional Jazz pianist/composer who currently teaches Jazz studies at A Passion for Jazz! Music Studios. He has been teaching music for over 40 years at the university level, several community colleges as well as accepting students for private study.
As author, D C has published numerous articles as well as the primary reference text Basic Musicianship a focus for pianists, vocalists and composers.
D C DowDell also maintains an active performance schedule, having appeared with Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn McCoo, Bobby Vinton to name just a few. Generally, he stays in the Southern California area with Jazz ensemble or as a solo artist.
American Federation of Musicians
National Music Teachers Association
International Association of Jazz Education
Bachelors of Music Education from UCLA
Masters of Music Composition from UNT
• Yamaha YSS-62 purple label Bb soprano saxophone w/ Selmer Paris Super Session (J) MP
• Allora Vienna Eb sopranino saxophone w/ Selmer Paris S-80 (F) MP
• Buffet Tosca Bb soprano clarinet w/ Pyne Bel Canto (M) MP
• Gemeinhardt 33SSB C soprano open-holed solid silver flute w/ K1 headjoint
• Yamaha C-6 6'11" acoustic concert grand piano
• Yamaha P-90 88 key digital pro stage piano
• Martin Sigma FDM-1 6 string acoustic guitar
• Roland XV-5050 rack mount synth module
• DSP 256XL rack mount multi-effects processor
• Roland 550 stereo keyboard amps (x2)
• Pro Tools 10 HD DAW w/JACK for Linux
• Various mics & other recording gear & software.